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Vivienne Westwood Gold Label AW13

Save the Arctic, in Gold Label. Clothes for heroes is Westwood's always and forever

Dame Viv took us on a historical  trip through Medieval Europe when the crusaders returned, bringing back their enlightened ideas from Italy and the Arab world. Pagan plaid capes, ornate floral embroidery that might have been seen on Medieval manuscripts and patterns and prints derived from the Levant were mixed with the Westwood foundations of tried-and-tested deconstructed tailoring.

Of course with every Westwood show comes a manifesto and a message and this time we’re asked to “Save the Arctic”, in conjunction with a Greenpeace campaign. The women on the runway today also appeared to be shivering cold from their Arctic crusade with their white-out make-up and what appeared to be black and blue bruise marks. Dare we throw in a Game of Thrones reference and say they looked a little like deathly White Walkers? It was a united front of crusaders that’s for sure.

Hair: Sam McKnight

Makeup: Val Garland 

Models pictured: Diana Timofeeva-@dianatimofeeva, Tabea Weyrauch-@TabeaWeyrauch, Agnes Sokolowska-@agnessokolowska, Ataui Deng-@AtauiD, Viviane Orth-@ViviOrth_Real, Sharam Diniz-@SharamDiniz, Ajuma Nasenyana-@ajumanasenyana, Alima Fofana-@alimatrickyFace, Betty Adewole-@BettyAdewole, Tiara Young-@ImTiaraYoung, Yulia Terentieva-@YuliaTerentieva